Join the adventure in summer series

DragonNorman Public Library Central brings the world of Dungeons and Dragons into a summer campaign in its People vs. Boardom series, taking place Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m., June 2 through July 21, at the library.

Teens going into grades seven through 12 are invited to join the adventure, use their imagination and complete quests.

Those who have never played before should not worry, as experienced players will show them how. Those who have to miss a session will have their spots saved but participants are encouraged to try to attend each week if possible.

Snacks will be provided for the program, which is made possible thanks to the support of the Friends of the Norman Library.

Registration is required in advance to attend.

Give back at Guns and Hoses Blood Drive

Blood donationNorman Public Library Central partners with the Norman Police and Fire Departments on a Guns and Hoses Community Blood Drive, taking place from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 22 at the library.

The community event is a chance to give back by donating blood to the Oklahoma Blood Institute, which will have its personnel on hand to accept donations.

The program is presented in conjunction with the OBI, Norman Police Department and Norman Fire Department.

Eligible donors may participate and no advance registration is required.

Skulls and science: Learn from the Museum of Osteology

SRP logoJoin the experts from the Museum of Osteology as they visit Norman Public Library Central for the Summer Reading Program presentation "Forensic Osteology: Skulls,” taking place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at the library.

This program takes a hands-on look at the evidence of trauma and disease on the bones of animals. The research has proven to be useful both for veterinary and human medical perspectives. Replica human skulls cast from real skulls will be used.

The Museum of Osteology opened in 2010 and features hundreds of skulls and skeletons as part of the largest privately held collection of osteological specimens in the world. Its staff regularly makes outreach visits to libraries, schools and other

The program is geared to teens ages 12 to 17, and space is limited, so registration in advance will be required.

Sponsors for this year’s Summer Reading Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America Inc., Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, Sonic – America’s Drive-In, Corp., the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.

The zoo is sounding out in activity for kids

BobcatNorman Public Library Central presents music in a whole different way with ROARchestra! a presentation of the Oklahoma City Zoo, at 2 p.m. Monday, June 25, at the library.

It’s a chance to hear the musicians of the jungle, prairie, ocean and forest demonstrate their many sounds in a performance unlike any other.

The program is geared to children ages 11 and under. Registration is not required in advance to attend.